Jerry “The Knife”

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Jerry “The Knife” Lewis was my man for the harder jobs.  Strong as an ox and dumber than one, he was a picture of efficiency.

Our target was one Madam “X”, society lady.  She had a voracious appetite for reading, yet demanded to touch the books she read.  She hit the library every day.

So, there was Madam “X” in front of the classics, but where was “The Knife”?

It took me 20 minutes to find him surrounded by Cats in Hats and Dogmen.

And, just like that, I lost him.

Today Jerry “The Wizard” Lewis is a bestselling children’s’ author.

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word count = 100

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40 thoughts on “Jerry “The Knife”

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m with Madam X – sometimes when you pull a book off of a shelf, you just know… And poor Jerry. Because of his size he was always misunderstood, but he finally decided to follow his muse. Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      You can’t have a children’s library without Dr. Seuess being prominently displayed… A lot of our Friday Fictioneer stories seem to twist towards murder and mayhem, so I wanted to twist away from it this time. Thanks!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I was going to say they made a song about Mack, but in another comment I mentioned that Jerry (Jeremiah) wrote about frogs so much that some people thought that Jeremiah was a bullfrog. Was a good friend of mine… Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      If the idea is to write what you know, and you only know assassination… hmmm. He is called “The Wizard”, so I will “Froggy Find Magic in a Felt Fedora” by Jeremiah Lewis (You do know that Jeremiah (Jerry) was a bullfrog. Was a good friend of mine ;) ).

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I was thinking mobster, but, then, some politicians are mobsters, so I guess that would have worked as well. Of course, those members of the resistance that hang out in the library that I mentioned earlier are usually opposed to the mobster politicians…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think a lot of those bad guess might be redeemable if caught with a good book before they become “bad”. By the time they get to Jerry’s age, well, glad he found inspiration…. Thanks.

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